Life Update

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Hey guys! I have not been on here as much as I had planned for the summer. For good reason though, life got busy fast. I started my Master program end of May and was busy working on classwork and readings. Then the second week of June I applied for, interviewed, and got a teaching […]

A simple 5 ingredient Raspberry Sorbet that is tart from the fresh raspberries and lime juice, sweet, and the perfect sweetness.

Raspberry Sorbet

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Who doesn’t love a good sorbet? The smooth texture, the tartness of the fresh fruit, and the sweetness from plenty of good sugar.  This sorbet recipe is adapted from the one that my in-laws made a couple years ago for Fourth of July. It tastes great but my favorite thing is that it is easy […]

New York Food Pt 1

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A couple weeks ago I went with my parents to New York to see my sister graduate from Vassar College, it was my mom’s and my first time to go so we made it a week trip. We had a lot of fun exploring Poughkeepsie, New Milford Connecticut, New York City and Hyde Park. Along […]

Easy Grilling Round Up

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It’s summertime which means it’s time to start the grill.  I have collected some of my favorite grilling recipes. My favorite lately has been pork chops with roasted sweet potatoes. My next goal is to try grilled sweet potatoes it sounds messy but I’ve seen it work very well and I know they have to be great. […]

Refreshing Mai Tai

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Sometimes on a hot evening, all I want to do is relax with a nice cold drink in my hand. I am not a big alcohol drinker but from time to time I like something fruity when I am with friends. A few weeks ago Hubby came up with this Mai Tai recipe and it is […]

Garden Series. Check out the herbs that I am growing and my plans for the near future.

Garden Series: What I am Growing

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Welcome to my Garden Series. I will be sharing growing tips and ways to use home grown herbs and some veggies. My wonderful in-laws gave me a couple of herb plants to start my herb garden. I have wanted to start a kitchen garden for a while now but just hadn’t started yet. I am […]

Cinco De Mayo Round Up

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Happy May! In just a few short days it will be Cinco De Mayo. I can’t think of anyone who does not enjoy Mexican food of some sort. From a taco to a classic enchilada plate. Now when I was back home in North West Arkansas I had many options for great real Mexican food, […]

Tips for how to make your favorite recipes on plan.

How to Make a Recipe THM Friendly

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After starting my Trim Healthy Mama journey I wanted to figure out how to make a recipe I found fit on plan. I have seen that it is a question that many people have, in the Facebook groups there are always plenty of links and videos of off plan food that someone is asking how […]

Margherita Gnocchi

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Each month Hubby and I get together with another couple to have a dinner date night. We all get in the kitchen cook together and enjoy delicious food and good company. In March we made this Margarita Gnocchi and it turned out amazing and I just had to share it with you. When any food […]

90 Minute Cinnamon Rolls

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I have always loved cinnamon rolls, but I would just make them out of the can. I assumed they were easier and tasted better, but I was wrong these cinnamon rolls are perfect and come together quickly. I got this recipe while in culinary school where I first made them. They don’t need to rise […]